Police: Virginia Beach man charged with murder after man found dead on Forest Lake Drive

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VIRGINIA BEACH (WAVY) — A Virginia Beach man has been charged with murder after another man was found dead at a home Thursday.

Police say 69-year-old James Edward Heckstall was found in the 900 block of Forest Lake Drive, near the Chesapeake line.

Within hours of launching a homicide investigation, police say 22-year-old Ricardo Raul Perez was arrested in the 300 block of the boardwalk. They say he was behind a hit-and-run crash and attempted malicious assault earlier at 26th Street and Arctic Avenue.

He’s been charged with murder, hit-and-run and attempted malicious wounding, and is being held at the Virginia Beach City Jail.

No other details in the case have been released.

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